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2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812318

There was a 7.2% increase in traffic accident deaths in 2015, the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years.  The report provides details by type of vehicle involved, crash types, seat belt use, alcohol involvement, distraction, and time of day,  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Heroin Trafficking in the United States

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44599.pdf

Describes the source and extent of the problem and the efforts to counter the trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Reports of Bullying and Other Unfavorable Conditions at School

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Education,Guns,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016169.pdf

Results of a national survey which is used to track trends in bullying and other unfavorable conditions in or related to school.  Covers such conditions as presence of gangs, guns in school, availability of drugs and alcohol, and hate-related graffiti.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students At An All-time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0609-yrbs.html

Agency press release summarizing results of the 2015 results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

The Effect of Changes in Selected Age-Specific Causes of Death on non-Hispanic White Life Expectancy Between 2000 and 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db250.pdf

Life expectancy for whites is not increasing as fast as that for African Americans and Hispanics.  Between 2000 and 2014 life expectancy increased by 3.6, 2.6, and 1.4 years respectively for African Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites. The lower number for whites was attributed to drug overdoses, suicide, and chronic liver disease—so-called deaths of despair.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2015 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201605.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the 2015 Survey and compares to estimates from 1997 through 2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016079.pdf

Annual report that collects data and analysis on crimes occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers such topics as bullying, victimization, fights, weapons, school conditions, availability and use of drugs and alcohol, school security staff, and student perceptions of personal safety.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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